The theme at this year’s Red Hook Waterfront Arts Festival is “Tolerance,” and is most apparent in the festival’s “Tolerance Tent,” a space where workshops and performances focusing on the theme — including dancers from Colombia, Brazil and Brooklyn, films from the “Red Hook Youth Film Festival” and live music — will be held. And be sure to stick around, as the event closes with a nighttime dance party.
The event is geared towards encouraging youngsters to develop their creative sides. “We are planting seeds in young people while they are young enough to change,” said Martha Bowers, executive director of Dance Theater Etcetera, which organizes the festival. “They are the people who will change the world.”
With 14 years of experience, the organizers know this event is a big draw and have arranged for travelers from Manhattan and Queens to be brought over by boat. Not that Brooklynites will be left out of the watery fun; Red Hook Boaters will be providing free canoe and kayak rides during the festival.
The 14th Annual Red Hook Waterfront Arts Festival will take place from 10 am–7 pm at Louis J. Valentino Jr. Park and Pier (at Coffey and Ferris streets in Red Hook). Free. For information, visit www.dancetheatreetce....